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“...it's so inspiring to be taught techniques that are a part of the instructor's own artistic identity.” — Elizabeth Kostojohn

The faculty at Maud Morgan Arts is drawn from the best professional artists in the Boston area. They are all exceptional teachers and recognized in their fields. Many have taught or currently teach at the area's top colleges and universities.

Meet our instructors...

Josh Beckmann
Christopher Cavallero
Christiane Corcelle
Deborah Davidson
Diane Fiedler
Barbara Fletcher
Ann Forbush
Randy Garber
Jane Goldman
Raul Gonzalez
Joel Janowitz
Boriana Kantcheva
Mary Kenny
Kelly Kraehe
Bette Ann Libby
Anne Lilly
Peter Lipsitt
Haley MacKeil
Rebecca Magill
Zackary Mickelson
Christian Picker
Tiffany Playford
Nancy Popper
Wendy Prellwitz
Danielle Reuter
Susan Schmidt
Zoe-Rose Scott
Emily Somma
Roz Sommer
Julia Talcott
Alice Turkel
Gideon Weisz
Annie Zeybekoglu
Josh Beckmann

 

Josh Beckmann is a freelance fabricator who works out of a small shop in Union Square Somerville. His work often incorporates welded steel, wood, and plexiglass formed with his laser cutter and large CNC machine.

He has also taught at the Artisan's Asylum in Somerville, MA and is currently developing classes in wood and metal furniture making and sheet metal techniques.

He holds masters degrees in Social Work and Public Health and was previously engaged in academic research.

Christopher Cavallero

Christopher Cavallero was born and raised in the Berkshires in Massachusetts. He received his BFA from the New England School of Art and Design, and his MFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University.

He is an artist, draftsman, and educator living and working in Boston, MA

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Christiane Corcelle

Born in France, Christiane Corcelle's career began as a Landscape Designer in Paris. In the United States she studied at the SMFA and other art institutions in Boston and Connecticut. Fascinated by the layering, the richness of the color, the sophistication of the lines, Carborundum collagraph has become Christiane's primary means of artistic expression. Often she cuts, collages, adds object, and sews on to her prints.

Christiane's artwork has been exhibited throughout the Unites States, China, Vietnam, and Peru. Her prints are in private and public collections, including the Boston Public Library, the Art Complex Museum, the Contemporary Art Center, Viet Nam Fine Arts Association, Hanoi, and the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China.

See her work at: www.christiane-corcelle-arts.com

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Deborah Davidson

Deborah Davidson received her M.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University and her B.A. from Binghamton University.

She is part of the core faculty in the MFA program at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University and also teaches Visual Books there.

She was the curator of exhibits and programs for the New Center for Arts and Culture, Boston for six years. Currently she is involved in independent curatorial projects including the planning of a major, multi-venue exhibit entitled Tenacity of the Book. She exhibits widely, including shows at the William Scott Gallery, Plum Gallery, Jane Deering Gallery, Tufts University Art Gallery, Art Complex Museum, Montserrat College of Art and at G.A.S.P. She was the featured artist in Agni 61, the BU literary magazine.

Deborah's work is in many private and public collections, including Yale University, Wellesley College, Boston Public Library, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Houghton Library, Harvard University. She has had recent solo exhibitions at the Danforth Museum of Art in 2009 and the Kingston Gallery in 2010.

See her work at: www.deborahdavidson.net

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Diane Fiedler

Diane Fiedler is an award-winning Illustrator & designer whose design clients include the Broad Institute, AstraZeneca, Gillette, WGBH-TV, Fidelity Investments, Planned Parenthood of NYC, and Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art.

Her illustrations have appeared on greeting cards and stationary, have been published nationally in textbooks and magazines for clients such as Harcourt Brace, ITP International,and CK Media, and appeared in The Boston Globe.

Her watercolor courses have been offered at the Decordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Tufts University, Boston's Museum of Science, Arlington Center for the Arts, the Concord Art Association, and the Island Center for the Arts in Skopelos, Greece.


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Barbara Fletcher

Barbara Fletcher holds a BFA from Syracuse University in Commercial Art. She is a sculptor of paper and mixed media materials that reflect the humor she sees all around, particularly in the natural world.

In the mid-1980s, while living in Maine, she completed a commission of fantasy sculpture for famed writer Stephen King. Her art has been shown in numerous galleries and museums, including the DeCordova Museum, the Danforth Museum, and a one person show at the Children's Museum.

For fifteen years Barbara has taught children and adults in her studio, art centers, and after-school programs. She is also honored to have been featured in many books on paper art and paper casting.

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Ann Forbush

Ann Forbush earned her BFA at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, studied textile design at Boston University, and printmaking at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Most recently, she studied bookbinding at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine.

Her professional experience includes textile design for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, teaching printmaking and mixed media at deCordova's School, and freelance work with two community theatre companies.

Forbush has exhibited her artwork in regional, national, and international shows. She has received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and has work in the collection of The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC.

"I encourage each student to develop their own vision with techniques that appeal to their sensibilities. By providing exposure to a variety of processes, I strive to foster exploration and honor the joy of creative expression."

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Randy Garber

Randy Garber has exhibited prints, paintings and mixed media installations nationally and internationally and is included in numerous public and private collections including The Boston Museum of Fine Arts; the Decordova Museum, Boston Athenaum, the Boston Public Library; the Karp Cancer Research Building, and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf in Portland, ME.

She is a 2011 recipient of the Traveling Fellowship from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and has received grants and awards from the Puffin Foundation, the St. Botolph Foundation, the Capelli di Angeli Foundation, Somerville Arts Council and several other sources. She is a published author of articles in Arts Media, the Journal of Communication Arts and Contemporary Impressions, the Journal of the American Print Alliance.

Her most recent solo exhibition, Made in Translation, was at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In 2010 she had two solo exhibitions, which were reviewed in Art New England among other publications. She has been a guest artist at Princeton University and currently teaches Printmaking at the Massachusetts College of Art.

She is a published author of articles in Arts Media, the Journal of Communication Arts and Contemporary Impressions, the Journal of the American Print Alliance.

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Jane Goldman

Painter, printmaker, and public artist, Jane Goldman has been described as "an artist of vision and precision"; "one of this country's most exciting watercolorists"; and "a true cognoscenti of the medium." Her 60,000 + terrazzo installation at Boston's Logan Airport is noted as one of the area's most successful public art endeavors.

Goldman received her BA from Smith College and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin. She has taught at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the University of California Los Angeles, Rice University, and the University of Hartford, and also been a visiting artist at Harvard University and Artist Proof, South Africa.

Goldman has received various grants and fellowships to work at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ireland, the Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus in Germany, and the Cité des Arts in France.

Goldman is represented by Soprafina Gallery, Boston; Stewart & Stewart Fine Arts, Michigan, and McGowan Fine Arts, New Hampshire. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris, the Peabody-Essex Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Library of Congress and many other public and private collections.

Goldman is a founding partner of Mixit Print Studio in Somerville, MA.

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Raul Gonzalez

Raul Gonzalez teaches at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Brookline Arts Center, the Boston Architectural College, and the Maud Morgan Visual Arts Center. Raul is also an Afterschool and Outback Specialist teacher for the Agassiz Baldwin Community. He is a founding member of the Miracle Five artists collective and has exhibited his work in many galleries including the Bernard Toale Gallery, Space 242, NEGLAA, and the Aidekman Arts Center. With his wife Elaine Bay and under the pseudonym DieRaul, he has designed posters for bands and movies including Mates of State, the Blow, Shepherdess, and many more.

He is the recipient of a Boston Art Award and an Artadia award and is currently preparing for his second solo exhibition at Carrol and Sons. He loves to draw and share his love of art and drawing with people young and old everywhere.

See his work at: http://www.artbyraul.com/

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Joel Janowitz

Joel Janowitz has exhibited widely, with over 30 solo shows. From January to March of this year he participated in a two person exhibition at the Art Institute of Boston.

His work has been collected by numerous museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and Harvard University's Fogg Museum.

In 2008 he received his third individual Artist's Fellowship from the state of Massachusetts. Other awards and honors include an Artist Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and two artist grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Janowitz has taught painting and drawing at Wellesley College, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He is currently teaching at the Art Institute of Boston.

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Boriana Kantcheva

Boriana Kantcheva draws on memories and imagination to create compelling narrative images in print and gouache. Boriana received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University joint degree program. For several years she was assistant teaching at the Carpenter Center for Visual and Environmental Studies in Cambridge. She has exhibited her work in Boston and recently in New York City. Boriana is the recipient of several Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in teaching awards.

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Mary Kenny

Mary Kenny received a BFA from UMass Dartmouth and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. She learned knitting and sewing at her mother's knee. She currently teaches an adult sewing class at Arlington Community Education and works as the Studio Arts Coordinator in the Department of Visual & Environmental Design at Harvard. She also works and teaches at the Harvard Ceramics Program.

Her figurative sculptures and stop-motion animated videos have been shown at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University, the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts and at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA. She was a Massachusetts Cultural Council Finalist in 2005.

You can check out some of her work at www.marykennymarykenny.com.

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Kelly Kraehe

Kelly Kraehe is a working artist, art teacher and mom who enjoys sharing her varied art knowledge and inspiration with students of all ages.

She brings her experiences of teaching and living in the Southwest to Cambridge and to Maud Morgan Arts where she has enjoyed teaching two children’s sessions as well as a class for adults through the Living Well Network.

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Bette Ann Libby

Bette Ann Libby has been creating community building mosaics & workshops for a dozen years. She is passionate about fostering the creative experience as a vehicle toward community connectivity and feels that installation art is essential to well-being.

Her projects include mosaic installations at Boston Children's Hospital, Yestermorrow Design Build School, Warren, Vt, Otis School, East Boston, Boston/Haifa Connection, Temple Beth Avodah, Newton, MA & Sedgewick Library, Jamaica Plain, MA
Her work was recently featured at the Fuller Craft Museum and has won several awards including 1st prize in the national "State of Clay", at the Lexington Arts & Crafts Society.

See her work at www.betteannlibby.com.

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Anne Lilly

Kinetic sculptor Anne Lilly uses carefully engineered motion to shift and manipulate our perception of time and space. Her highly ordered and precisely constructed interactive sculptures move in strikingly organic, fluid and mesmeric ways. Employing these opposing modalities — analytical and intuitive, rational and emotional — Lilly's sculptures elicit new connections between the physical space outside ourselves and our own private, psychological domain. Usually fabricated in machined stainless steel, they require touch to initiate movement: contrasting clinical qualities against the sensuous response of each piece.

Lilly was nominated for the 2010 James and Audrey Foster Prize of Boston's ICA. She has created public artworks for the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA, the City of Boston's ParkArts program, and the Fort Point Public Arts Series. Her work was included in the 2007 DeCordova Annual Exhibition, in Lincoln, MA, has been collected by the DeCordova Musuem, and the Middlebury College Museum of Art, and corporate and private collections internationally.

Lilly holds a B.Arch degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Virginia Tech, has taught at Massachusetts College of Art, and collaborated with the DeCordova Museum's on an annual institute for teachers, using kinetic sculpture to link the instruction of art and science in middle and high schools. Ms. Lilly is represented by the Rice/Polak Gallery in Provincetown, MA, and the Simon Gallery in Morristown, NJ.

“Anne Lilly's captivating stainless steel sculptures ... are so intricately engineered they appear to do magic. Tall rods rising from cylinders planted on gears rush toward each other, bowing, then fall away in one fluid motion. Rotating grills look like they'll collide, then they miraculously pass. The movement of each sparely designed piece is full of grace and surprise.” — Cate McQuaid, the Boston Globe

See her work at: www.annelilly.com

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Peter Lipsitt

 

Peter Lipsitt's public work can be found at University Place, Cambridge, the Bajko Rink in Hyde Park, and in Key West, FL. Collections at Brandeis' Rose Museum, the Fogg Art Museum, the DeCordova, and Hamilton College include his work. He is a founding member of Boston Sculptors Gallery where he has had many exhibitions.

The sculptures in Lipsitt's new body of abstract work were cast in cement and plaster, with inclusions of wood and rope, resulting in a textured and organic whole. His solo last spring was funded in part by an Artist's Resource Trust (ART) grant through the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Lipsitt's degrees are from Brandeis (BA) and, Yale Art School (BFA and MFA). He has taught for many years in various settings, including elementary schools in Brookline and Boston, at Wheaton College, Wentworth, Emmanuel and Brandeis.

See his work at: www.peterlipsitt.com

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Haley MacKeil

Haley MacKeil earned her B.A. in Biology and Visual Arts from Bowdoin College in 2010. As an artist and educator she explores the interface between the arts and sciences. She has taught visual arts in collaboration with other subjects at schools, outdoor centers, farms and national parks both around the US and abroad.

Haley does her art making both at Maud Morgan Arts and Mixit Print Studio in Somerville, MA, where she is the studio’s assistant. Her work stems from anatomical form, naturally occurring geometries and biological processes.

She previously apprenticed with Master Printmaker Dan Welden at his studio in Sag Harbor, NY and now works with two local artists at their Somerville and Boston studios.

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Rebecca Magill

Rebecca Magill received her BFA in printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design, and earned her Masters Degree in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. As part of her graduate work she traveled to South Africa to participate in a three month teaching residency at Artists Proof Studio in Johannesburg. Rebecca has taught throughout the pre K-12 spectrum in public and private schools in Massachusetts and on the West Coast. The work she does with young artists is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach and Harvard Project Zero, which emphasizes guiding students to think like artists.

Her work beyond the classroom consists of HIV/AIDS awareness art projects, and a public park installation project focusing on immigration and refugees in collaboration with Amnesty International and Artists for Humanity. Rebecca is inspired by her travel journals from which she has created prints, artists books and paper sculptures that have to do with the cultural landscape. Rebecca recently relocated back to Massachusetts after spending four years teaching in San Francisco, CA.

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Zachary Mickelson

Zachary Mickelson received his BFA with a focus in ceramics from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. He trained in hand built figurative sculpture, but was also influenced by Japanese pottery techniques while studying abroad. He is currently focused on functional wheel thrown pieces and utilizes his sculptural background to explore alternative forms.

Zac apprenticed under Victoria Christen, a studio potter residing in Portland, Oregon before returning to Massachusetts.

The journey from sculptor to potter and the relationship between these two aspects of ceramic art is central to Zac's process. Also, an appreciation for craftsmanship of all kinds, and a respect for the effort and devotion that accompanies mastery of any skill.

Zac is currently teaching ceramic classes at the Harvard Ceramic Program in Allston, MA.

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Tiffany Playford

Tiffany Playford's education has been through hands-on experience working and teaching at The Ceramic Program sponsored by the Office of the Arts at Harvard. She also apprenticed with Stephanie Young and she has been teaching young potters for the past three years at The New Art Center in Newton. Her work is an exploration of color, form, pattern, and texture, qualities that come together in pots that are sensual and immediately charming.

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Christian Picker

Bio to come...

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Nancy Popper

Nancy Popper is an art educator and printmaker. She earned an undergraduate degree from Bard College, and a graduate degree from Massachusetts College of Art, as well as a certificate in printmaking from the Institute d'Arte in Venice, Italy. Her prints have appeared as illustrations in several publications, including the New Yorker Magazine and the Boston Globe Magazine. She has exhibited locally, most recently in the Women in Print exhibit at Bunker Hill Community College, and 13FOREST Gallery in East Arlington. Her work hangs in numerous private and public collections, including City Hall in Kanazawa, Japan, and the Office of Cultural Affairs in Boston City Hall. She has taught studio art at the Advent School in Boston; Nashoba Brooks School of Concord; the DeCordova Museum; the Arlington Center for the Arts; and the Charles River Creative Arts Program. During the 2006-2007 school year she was Artist in Residence at the Graham and Parks School in Cambridge, MA.

See her work at: www.clickscape.net/nancy/

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Wendy Prellwitz

Wendy Prellwitz maintains multiple careers as an architect, painter. and printmaker. Her images are suffused with the richness of coastal light and atmosphere rooted in her connections to the North Fork of Long Island, Monhegan Island in Maine, and Ireland. Wendy attended the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She co-founded the architectural firm Prellwitz/Chilinski Associates in 1982, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Wendy has received multiple fellowships from the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, and a Grant-in-Aid from the St Botolph Foundation.

See her work at: www.wendyprellwitz.com

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Danielle Reuter

Danielle Reuter is an educator and artist, who has been watching human behavior through a camera lens for over a decade. Her studies specialize in using photography as a tool in conflict-resolution, communications and to inspire and document human development.

Supported by assorted grant awards, Danielle used photography in preschool classrooms, adolescent course studies and with autistic and asperger students, to facilitate such growth, as well as to capture the elusive nature behind one’s emotional and social evolution.

Danielle resides in Cambridge with her two little boys.

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Susan Schmidt

Susan Schmidt an experienced printmaker who makes prints and artist’s books. She teaches art at College of the Holy Cross and prints at Mixit Print Studio. She believes that that printmaking is a workshop experience and we are all learning from seeing each other work through the process.

At left: Etching with chine colle from the series Silhouette.

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Zoe-Rose Scott

Zoe-Rose Scott biography coming soon.

 

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Emily Somma

A Buffalo, New York, transplant, Emily Somma has been working with children and art since arriving in Boston in 2008. While completing her Master of Fine Arts at the joint program of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University, Emily focused primarily on printmaking, photography, and sculpture. Her work has been exhibited throughout the greater Boston area.

Working with children has always been part of Emily's life. During her time at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, she worked as an Adjunct Educator in the education department at the Museum of Fine Arts, teaching visiting children in the galleries. Later, she taught sculpture and printmaking at Kaleidoscope Camp in Newton.

In addition to her work at Maud Morgan, Emily currently teaches art at the Agassiz Baldwin Community after school program and works in her home studio in Somerville.

Roz Sommer

Roz Sommer taught art to children from kindergarten through high school for over 30 years in two New York City independent schools, before moving to Cambridge in 2009. She received a B.S. in Art Education from N.Y.U. and continued to study art at Parsons, Pratt, S.V.A and N.Y.U.

Since moving here she has worked full time as a visual artist and has been in many group shows including exhibits at the Cambridge Art Association, Fountain Street Art Gallery and the Danforth Museum. In 2012 she had a two-person show, “Coincidence”, at the Chandler Gallery of the Maud Morgan Arts Center.

Her work can be seen at her website, http://rozsommer.com

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Julia Talcott

Julia Talcott is a graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Arts in Michigan and works as an illustrator, printmaker and printmaking teacher in the greater Boston area. Creator of the 1996 Christmas stamp for the US postal service, she has received 4 certificates of design excellence from Print Magazine. Her work is in private, museum and corporate collections.

See her work at: www.juliatalcott.com

Alice Turkel
 

Alice Turkel has taught woodworking and other crafts to students from pre-school through college age. She has teaching experience in public school, private school, afterschool and summer camp settings.

She has received three grants from the Cambridge Arts Council for her work with public school children.

She worked for many years as a stage carpenter and then a cabinetmaker before attending Boston University’s Program in Artisanry, where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Woodworking and Furniture design.

Alice is deeply invested in education for children and has served six terms as a member of the Cambridge School Committee.

 

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Gideon Weisz

Gideon Weisz biography coming soon.

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Annie Zeybekoglu

Annie Zeybekoglu has taught Drawing, Mixed-Media Painting, and Artist Books
in the Boston area for over 20 years, and has worked as a free-lance illustrator
and graphic designer.

She has a BA in Art from Smith College, and a Masters in Art Education from Harvard.

Her work is in collections in Boston, New York, Istanbul, Turin, Hungary and Japan.

Her work can be seen on www.anniezey.com

"For me, art is an archeological dig, an open ended exchange among ideas, materials, form and content, where discovery guides process."

 


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